Crazy characters get moving for Race Week fun run

THE inaugural running of the Family Twilight Run and Walk drew all kinds of colour to Race Week HQ at the Whitsunday Sailing Club yesterday.

The theme of the run was the Rio Olympics and competitors turned up sporting colourful hats, sequins and one walker was even dressed in stilettos and tutu.

The course guided the runners from the Whitsunday Sailing club along the bicentennial walkway to Sorrento's at Abell Point Marina and then back to their starting point.

The first man and woman home at exactly the same time was Peter Moore and his daughter Holly.

First male under-16 was Billy Baxter and first female under-16 was Rachel Heycox.

Local Whitsunday runner Moore said he was happy to be part of the community event.

"I just wanted to contribute to a local fun run. There has been a lot of fun gone into it and people have dressed up," he said.

"I would love to see more of these sort of fun runs around."

Moore recently finished the Townsville half-marathon first in his age group and is a regular winner of the Airlie Beach 5km parkrun event each Saturday.

President of the Whitsunday Running Club and the man behind the family fun run Tim Oberg heralded the event as a success.

"There has been a great turnout and we think there is great potential to grow…next year," he said.

"The event was aimed at families and people who just wanted to have a fun active night out. And that is what we have seen."


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